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  1. Inky1980

    Inky1980 Active Member

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    It just needs some more plants and better lighting.


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  3. Pieter Geldenhuys

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    well done looks good
     
  4. Reedfish

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    Looks good.
    And it will continue to improve.
     
  5. Inky1980

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    Thank you....Amazing how a piece of driftwood can change the behavior of the fish.
     
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    Pezulu Fishaholic

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    Amazing difference.
     
  7. Inky1980

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    Suggestions always welcome! :D
     
  8. Reedfish

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    As a matter of personal preferance, I like a background on a tank
    A plain colour (not one of those aquascapes) and something light. My tank is plain black and it gives it a dark, moody look. With hindsight I should have gone for something a bit lighter.
     
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    That is true. The black makes it look a lot "deeper" much like a mirror makes a room look bigger. I'm not crazy about the substrate though, but will probably layer something on top of that later.
     
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    Looking really nice, well done!
    Love that wood!
    I also agree that the black makes it look too dark, I also putblack on my 2.3m and it makes it just too dark.
    Fortunately I didn’t glue it completely so I am thinking ofchanging it to something lighter

     
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    Yeah I just used Prestik so I can still change it easily. Maybe a darkish grey will work. I just need to sort the lighting out first.
     
  12. RKali

    RKali I just want your wood..

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    Your tank is looking really great..

    I love black on the backs of my tanks.. It makes the colour of the fish stand out so much better..

    Just my opinion.. :)
    Kali
     
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    Thanks!

    I think so too but I'm having second thoughts now...There is quite a bit of tannins from the driftwood which combined with the black background makes it look quite dark. I know I can get stuff for the tannins but that's another expense I would like to avoid.

    With or without?

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    I prefer the black back ground the colour just seems more intense

    Tank is looking good either way
     
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    I must admit that the background in your tank does look good.

    I should add that the cabinet and lid of my tank are also black. So perhaps that accentuates the dark look inside the tank?
     
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    I have to agree with everyone, the black background look good and highlights the other colours...
     
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    Black at back is awesome
     
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    I have to agree that on this tank it looks stunning
     
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    Look great man! As a fellow planted tank owner myself, great job!
     
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    What are you using as a background
     
  21. RKali

    RKali I just want your wood..

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    Definitely black!! :biggrin:

    The tannins will dissipate, your filters and water changes will take care of that (most times without the expensive additives).. Just give it time..

    :noworry:
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